Literary Programme 2017

Moonshine And Miracles with Laureate Na nÓg PJ Lynch

Moonshine And Miracles with Laureate Na nÓg PJ Lynch
(Family Friendly)

Writer
PJ Lynch

Where
St. Brendan's School Hall

Date
Mon 17 July

Time
15:00

Cost
€6

Join Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch as he chats about his work as an illustrator.

PJ Lynch was appointed the fourth Laureate na nÓg in May 2016. PJ was born in Belfast, and has worked as a children’s book illustrator since leaving Brighton College of Art in England in 1984. He has illustrated over twenty books, including modern editions of classic books such as Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. PJ has been awarded the Christopher Medal three times, and he also won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal on two occasions, first for The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski, and again for When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest. Recent titles include Mysterious Traveller, Once upon a Place, which was compiled by Eoin Colfer as Laureate na nÓg, and The Boy who Fell off the Mayflower, which is the first book PJ has also written. PJ’s most recent picture book is Patrick and the President, which was written by Ryan Tubridy. 

Laureate na nÓg is an initiative of the Arts Council, administered by Children’s Books Ireland and with the support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Poetry Ireland.